Thieves caught stealing lawn mowers, other equipment from store in Humble

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HUMBLE - Four suspects are in custody after police said they broke into a store in Humble.

It happened around 3 a.m. Wednesday at the Power Equipment Store located in the 500 block of FM 1960 near North Houston Avenue.

Humble police said four black men broke the front glass of the store and were attempting to steal generators, lawn mowers and other equipment when they triggered the alarm. Shortly after, a tow truck pulled up to store.

Then, police said the four suspects, who ranged in ages 18 to 22, jumped into a pickup truck and drove off.

The tow truck driver followed the suspects until Humble police arrived.

Police said the suspect's vehicle lost control at the intersection of Highway 59 and Kingwood Drive. All four suspects jumped out of the truck and ran into the woods.

Humble police, along with a Harris County sheriff's K9 unit and Houston police, searched the area and eventually found all four suspects.

The men were arrested and the stolen lawn equipment was recovered.

Police said the pickup truck they were driving was also stolen.

The store owner said this was the third time in the past three months that his store was broken into. During the last break-in, the owner said those suspects took off with $16,000 worth of generators.

The suspect's names in this incident were not immediately released.

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